Monday, April 26, 2010

Wedding Photography Recommendations - Part 2

A behind-the-scenes look at master wedding photographer Joe Buissink’s acclaimed style

"There’s no such thing as a perfect image–only a perfect moment," says Joe Buissink, one of American Photo’s Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World. In Wedding Photography from the Heart: Creative Techniques to Capture the Moments that Matter, the premier photographer gives us an inside look at how he captures photographer gives us an inside look at how he captures the feeling of a couple’s wedding, seeing the moments from their perspectives and hearts.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wedding Photography Recommendations -Part 1

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I'm going to talk about wedding photography over the next few weeks since I've been asked lots of  questions about this topic recently. There are a LOT of books out there. Which one to pick up is a tough question.What I want to do here first though is point people to some books that I believe are out-of-the-ordinary wedding books. One person who's been doing weddings for 30 years is Bill Hurter and he has some great books on the topic. I've talked about his books elsewhere. The first one I want to talk about today is his book The Best of Wedding Photojournalism: Techniques and Images for Professional Digital Photographers, 2nd Edition

Bill's approach in this book is to look at wedding photography as a wedding photojournalist.In contrast to a traditional wedding photographer, a wedding photojournalist works unobtrusively to capture the “real life” flavor of the special event as it unfolds, and this guidebook addresses the unique challenges and specific preparations required to excel in this field. The tips and topics talked about here can be simply applied to any event type photo including just birthday parties at home.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Einstein photos on day of death.

On April 18, 1955 Ralph Morse, an ambitious photojournalist for LIFE magazine, went to a funeral with a camera and a case of scotch. Fifty-five years later, is publishing the pictures he took that day, during the funeral and cremation of Albert Einstein.

Einstein had died at 76 of heart failure earlier that morning at Princeton Hospital. His body was cremated after a short service and his ashes were scattered on the grounds of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. The hospital’s pathologist removed his brain for preservation and study, in the hopes that scientists could figure out how he got so smart.